Autotask Week in IT: Upbeat IT Hiring and Getting the Internet of Things Right

April 24, 2015  
Here’s a look at what’s happening this week in the world of ITSPs, MSPs and Enterprise IT departments.

InformationWeek: IT Hiring Outlook Is Upbeat, Study Finds
By David Wagner
When it comes to IT hiring, one quarter can make a big difference. IT staffing firm TEKsystems polled more than 500 IT leaders in fall 2014 for its 2015 TEKsystems Annual IT Forecast, and respondents were already bullish about their hiring plans.

Tech Crunch: We Need To Get The Internet Of Things Right
By Dave Evans
It seems everything is connected to the Internet: socks, shoes, shirts, hats, glasses, appliances, beds, homes, drones, cars and even diapers. Yet, for the Internet of Things (IoT) to play a role in shaping our future, we need to get a few things right. The statement “Those who fail to learn from history are doomed to repeat it” has never been more applicable.

Computerworld: Getting The Most Out Of Big Data
By Derek Gascon
The inevitability of the rise of big data was determined nearly 30 years ago when Sam Walton’s Retail Link, which collected sophisticated consumer information using product bar codes, made Walmart a pioneer in data-driven management and delivered significant business and competitive advantages.

Smart Data Collective: Leaders' Perspectives On Big Data
By Nik Rouda
I recently started a blog series based on research done by interviewing a number of leaders for big data and analytics initiatives. The first part in that blog series on leaders' perspectives on big data was specifically about business goals. 

CIO: The Internet Of Things Is A Necessary Choice For The Enterprise
By Kumar Srivastava
IoT is not a choice but a necessity for survival and relevance in a hypercompetitive market with unforgiving customer attitude. Similar to other trends such as mobile, cloud and social, enterprises that are not on board with an IoT strategy risk losing relevance in the minds of their customers and partners and eventually losing their market share.

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